Lemon Baked Chicken

I don’t like bland food.  And chicken is one of those meats that needs to be seasoned generously. At least this is my experience here in the U.S.  The chickens are lacking in flavors.  And this may explains why it is common to see chickens sold in the supermarkets having labels that say:  “injected with…

Healing Power of Being Born Feet First

I was eating the other night, painstaking removing the tiny bones off baked sardines.  I often do not eat fish, since I’ve come to America.  But I saw a package of frozen sardines at the commissary, and it reminded me of home.  Of me when I was little.  I thought, “Hmmm.  I could buy that…

Guilty Feet Have Got No Rhythm

“To the heart and mind ignorance is kind. There’s no comfort in the truth pain is all you’ll find.” (George Michael, from Careless Whisper)   “Dad can I go see the dance?” “No you cannot! Dancing is a sin…!” “But Dad… am just going to watch….” “Don’t let me tell you again…!” “Ugggghhhh.” I sighed…

Mrs. Terror – Teacher from Hell

Last night I was reading a book about an animal scientist – a woman who thinks in pictures.  She was born autistic and did not speak even at age two.  She credits her family, teachers and mentors for “surviving in the social jungle.” As I was reading the first few pages of her book, I…

All By Himself

Nothing compares to the homemade pies made from scratch. Nothing. Well, OK… Fine. I will admit to one brand.  Edward’s Lemon Meringue Pie. Edward’s Lemon Meringue Pie is my husband’s favorite pie.  His face radiates with excitement like a little boy receiving his favorite treat each time there’s a slice of Edward’s Lemon Meringue Pie…